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Health : Patient and Family Support (Grantmaking)

CN Advisory: High Concern

Cancer Support Services

Today's help, tomorrow's hope

Cancer Support Services Suite P12
Dearborn, MI 48124
tel: (888) 840-5242
EIN: 42-1568866

Board Leadership
Carol Cruze


On May 19, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission reported on the findings of its investigation of Cancer Support Services in a press release titled, "FTC, All 50 States and D.C. Charge Four Cancer Charities With Bilking Over $187 Million from Consumers." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the Federal Trade Commission's press release and the FTC complaint.

  • On March 30, 2016, the FTC published a press release titled, "FTC, States Settle Claims Against Two Entities Claiming to Be Cancer Charities; Orders Require Entities to Be Dissolved and Ban Leader from Working for Non-Profits." For more information, please see the FTC's website.

The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.0
2012-12 03/30/2016 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2012-12 05/19/2015 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • On May 19, 2015, "the Federal Trade Commission and 58 law enforcement partners from every state and the District of Columbia have charged four sham cancer charities and their operators with bilking more than $187 million from consumers." The press release the FTC published named the following in the federal court complaint: "Cancer Fund of America, Inc. (CFA), Cancer Support Services Inc. (CSS), their president, James Reynolds, Sr., and their chief financial officer and CSS's former president, Kyle Effler; Children's Cancer Fund of America Inc. (CCFOA) and its president and executive director, Rose Perkins; and The Breast Cancer Society Inc. (BCS) and its executive director and former president, James Reynolds II. CCFOA and Perkins, BCS, Reynolds II and Effler have agreed to settle the charges against them. Under the proposed settlement orders, Effler, Perkins and Reynolds II will be banned from fundraising, charity management, and oversight of charitable assets, and CCFOA and BCS will be dissolved.  Litigation will continue against CFA, CSS and James Reynolds Sr." For more information, please see the Federal Trade Commission press release and the FTC complaint.
2012-12 02/01/2014 69.47 one star
2011-12 11/01/2013 25.53 zero star
2011-12 04/01/2013 67.69 one star
2011-12 10/01/2012 68.44 one star
2010-12 02/01/2012 68.15 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 72.06 two stars
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 47.51 zero star
2008-12 04/01/2010 52.50 zero star
2007-12 12/01/2008 52.50 zero star

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EIN 42-1568866
Name in IRS Master File Cancer Support Services
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Charity Contact Info

Cancer Support Services
Cancer Support Services
Suite P12
Dearborn, MI 48124
tel: (888) 840-5242
EIN: 42-1568866

Board Leadership

Carol Cruze

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